2015-16 Changemaker Fellowship Program

The Changemaker Fellowship program provides a full-tuition scholarship for the new Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change, an immersive course of study, integrating theological reflection and spiritual formation with leadership for social change.  It also covers expenses for exciting immersion opportunities, leadership retreats, spiritual formation, and faculty mentoring.  Changemaker Fellows are talented individuals who have demonstrated their skills to lead justice-driven change in churches, organizations, communities, and individual lives.

In this year-long program, Changemaker Fellows will:

  • Integrate formative theological study with a deeper understanding of their vocations as social change leaders or Changemakers;
  • Develop a greater understanding of transformative leadership practices and how to integrate these practices into their own social change work;
  • Take part in a variety of offerings including cohort and immersion learning experiences, faculty mentorship, and regular group meetings for engaged theological reflection and spiritual formation;
  • Enjoy a richly diverse learning experience while enriching the entire PSR community with their unique perspectives, skills, and gifts;
  • Earn the new Certificate in Spirituality and Social Change.  (The Fellowship covers the cost of tuition for this exciting new course of study!)

Pacific School of Religion is a community of diverse and creative individuals who are committed to living as members of a global network of "Changemakers" moved by the spirit of the Gospel. We look forward to welcoming the 2015-16 Changemaker Fellows to join us in this exciting venture.

Application Information/Selection Criteria

  • Candidates must apply and be admitted to the new Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change.
  • Candidates must submit a 2015-16 Changemaker Fellowship Application and accompanying essay.
  • Candidates must demonstrate significant interest, experience, and understanding of connections made between theological and spiritual formation and leadership for social transformation in ethnic/racial communities.
  • Candidates must express a deep commitment to addressing issues of racism, privilege, cultural humility, and cross-cultural competency, and a strong vocational interest in working for systemic social change that will contribute to a world of justice and equality for all people.
  • Candidates must be comfortable participating in a racially and religiously diverse learning community. 
  • Individuals with a demonstrated relationship to ethnic/racial communities that have been discriminated against are encouraged to apply.
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2015
  • The Application for Admission and the 2015-16 Changemaker Fellowship Application and all supporting documents (transcripts, reference letters, essay questions, etc.) must be submitted by February 1 in order to meet this priority deadline.
  • Applicaitons completed after February 1 will be accepted and considered if there is space in the program.
Applications Materials